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Vincetta “Vinny” Capuano (nee Frabotta)

07/26/1944 — 12/30/2020

Vincetta “Vinny” Capuano (nee Frabotta), age 76 of Olmsted Falls, passed away December 30, 2020 at Hospice of The Western Reserve surrounded by her family. She was born July 26, 1944 in Cleveland to the late Peter and Kathryn Frabotta.

Vinny was a retired teacher from the Olmsted Falls Schools.

Vinny was the loving mother of Matthew Capuano, Katie Capuano and Jason Capuano; beloved grandmother of nine; great grandmother of one; cherished sister of Rosalynne “Roz” Frabotta and the late Barbara Fagan and John Anthony Frabotta; sister-in-law of Dennis Fagan; aunt of many.

The family will receive friends from 10:30-11:00 AM Saturday, July 17th, 2021 at St. Mary Of The Falls Church, 25615 Bagley Rd., Olmsted Falls. A Memorial Mass will follow at 11:00 AM at the Church.

Private Burial at All Souls Cemetery at a later date.

Donations can be made to Hospice of The Western Reserve, 300 East 185th Street, Cleveland OH 44119.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Jeff Monreal Funeral & Cremation Services.


  1. Kate Capuano

    I am going to miss our daily costs, your smile, sense of humor, and the way you loved us. Mostly, I will miss you always answering my I love yous with “I love you more.” My mind is at peace knowing you are finally home with Nana, Gramps, UJ, and Aunt Barb, and that you are no longer in pain. My heart has a hole that will slowly be filled with the memories, love for you, and the stories. I love you, mommy.

    Kate Capuano
  2. Lisa DeLong

    I taught with Vinny in the 1990’s and then we got to meet up again when her grandson attended Polaris. She was a little spitfire! I’m sure she’s still “telling it like it is” to everyone in heaven! My most sincere condolences to the family.

    Lisa DeLong
  3. Denise SanAntonio Zeman

    Vinny was like another sister to us. Our families shared so many great times. I will always remember her great resilience and sense of humor. Vinny was a beautiful person, mom, sister, and friend. My parents adored her, and always loved it when she visited with them. She worked so hard and dealt with everything life dealt her with grit and grace. May she rest in peace in the loving arms of her loved ones in heaven, and watch over those who remain.

    Denise SanAntonio Zeman
  4. Eric Pilko

    Mrs. Capuano was a wonderful teacher. Her legacy continues in the lives of her students. I am grateful to be one of them. Sincerest condolences to her family. Wishing them many warm memories in this difficult time.

    Eric Pilko
  5. Sherry Davis

    Vinnie had such a passion for students and a zest for life- lots of good memories working with Vinnie. Sending love to her family at this time.

    Sherry Davis
  6. Gregory Ludwig

    Vinny was a first class teacher and a genuine human being who loved life, her students, her friends, her job and her family. Vinny exemplified what a teacher is supposed to be. A true “Bulldog”. When Vinny had a job to do,,,,,,it was done with all details attended to. A wonderful lady. She will be truly missed by all who new her !!! Much love from ALL of your OFHS family !!!

    Gregory Ludwig
  7. Kurt Nova and Linda

    She was a so nice and enjoyable company.
    I Treasure our day with her at Lee and Anitas NY camp and boating excursion.
    Thankfully she is always with you as she has become a part of whom you are.
    God Bless your memories, and you

    Kurt Nova and Linda
  8. Michelle Theriot

    Olmsted Falls was blessed to have Vinny teach so many students. Prayers for all of her family during this difficult time.

    Michelle Theriot
  9. Shelly Bernes

    I lived next to Vinny on Fairpark for many years. She was a great neighbor and always watching out for us including when we had a house fire. She was a one of a kind person.

    Shelly Bernes
  10. Karen Franz

    I worked in the office at OFHS and became friends with Vinnie. She taught my daughters and their high school experiences were better for it. I miss her frankness and sly sense of humor. My sincere condolences to her family.

    Karen Franz
  11. Tiffaney Vest

    I have no words. My heart will always have a missing peace. I love you Vin more then you know. I’m so blessed to have cross paths with you. I will forever cherish all our days together. I know you were very tired, and you deserved peace. Even at the expensive of our hearts. Rest in peace dear.

    Tiffaney Vest

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